Grace and Frankie
Season 1, Episode 6
Air date May 8, 2015
Written by Jacquelyn Reingold
Directed by Tristram Shapeero
Episode guide
The Fall
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The Earthquake is the sixth episode of the first season of Grace and Frankie and the sixth episode overall.


Sol takes care of Frankie after she has an earthquake freak-out, while Grace goes on her first date. Coyote pays Mallory a surprise visit.[1]


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Jane Fonda as Grace Hanson
Lily Tomlin as Frankie Bergstein
Sam Waterston as Sol Bergstein
Martin Sheen as Robert Hanson
Brooklyn Decker as Mallory Hanson
Ethan Embry as Coyote Bergstein

Guest starring

Geoff Stults as Mitch
John Balman as Eddie
Brian Benben as Charles
Butch Klein as Al
Timothy V. Murphy as Byron


  • Grace and Byron hook up
  • Coyote had his graduation party at the Beach House and made a small crack in the ceiling
  • Frankie asks Sol to tell her how the affair with Robert started
  • Mitch threatens Coyote
  • Robert feels insecure about Frankie and Sol's relationship


I brought you a gay penguin book
—Coyote to Mal
Frankie told us about your husbands. I know a lot of men that have done stupid shit, but nothin' as stupid as leaving you
—Byron to Grace



  1. Synopsis taken directly from Netflix itself.